Cleaning bathrooms is definitely not a fun job, however it’s one that definitely needs to be done. Let it go too long and you’ve got a pretty gross problem on your hands. Let’s talk about bathroom countertops. Bathroom countertops get splattered with everything from hair spray to shoe polish. In most homes, countertops are made of materials like ceramic tile, plastic laminate, and cultured marble. These materials are durable and easy to clean. Here are some suggestions for doing just that:
  • Cultured marble: Cultured marble resembles real marble, but it is a lot more versatile and much easier to care for. Avoid using abrasive cleaners and steel wool pads, because they will scratch the surface, making it difficult to keep clean.
  • Plastic laminate: Plastic laminate is made of thin layers of plastic superimposed on craft paper and overlaid on particle board or plywood. The color of most plastic laminate is only in the top layer. The glossy, matte, or textured surface is also laid on. A light application of furniture wax will protect and brighten laminate surfaces.
To clean plastic laminate, use a two-sided scrubbing pad with fiber on one side and a sponge on the other. If you’re tired of spending big bucks on expensive cleaners, here are the ingredients for a cleaning solution that will work throughout your bathroom: Cleaning Solution:
  • Mix 3 tablespoons baking soda, 1/2 cup ammonia, and 2 cups warm water and use for everyday cleaning.
  • Be sure to wear rubber gloves and use in a well-ventilated area.